David A. Reed

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Title: Holy Bible - The Original Bible for Modern Readers "TOB" • with footnotes answering mormons and jehovah's witnesses. [By] David A. Reed
Date: ⓒ 2013 David A. Reed. January 2014
Publisher: Boston MA (U.S.A.): a TOH REE book
Contents: Protestant Bible; - Preface to the TOB with summary of books published by the author; subject index (3 pp)
Images: Cover, Title page
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv Birnbaum, Karlsruhe/ Baden, Germany
Comments: Softcover large octavo, adhesive binding; 776 pp. Scripture text in double column, answers to Jehova's Witnesses' and Mormons' beliefs in footnotes. Psalms and other poetic paragraphs in colometric print. No extras.
In the preface editor David A. Reed introduces this Bible which is designed to help Christians to respond to the arguments of the Watch Tower disciples and Mormons:
»Here you have a modern Bible translation with notes explaining the verses that Mormons and JWs love to quote out of context - along with notes on other verses they hate to look at because the plain reading of scripture proves their interpretations wrong. (…) This BIBLE features the text of The Original Bible for Modern Readers (TOB) - a copyright free modern language version in the public domain. This version renders the divine name as Jehovah where the Hebrew name for God - the Tetragrammaton - occurs in the original manuscripts, which is especially useful in responding to both Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses.«

The textual basis of the New Testament is a so called "critical text", which for example the UBS NT Graece presents; nevertheless e. g. the longer ending of Mark ch. 16 and the story of the adulterous woman in John 7:53 - 8:11 are present with a remarking note that they're not found in some of the earliest surviving manuscripts.
To read the Scripture text a magnifier or a looking glass is helpful; the comments are presented in normal print size.

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